Sports

Courses

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Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Level 5

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Gym & Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer

Level 5

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Sports Injury & Massage Therapy / Pre-University Physiotherapy

Level 5

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Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Level 6

Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Course Code: 5M5146

 

Course Content: 

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Basketball Coaching
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Badminton Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard (Water Safety Ireland)

Award: 

  • QQI Level 5 award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise.
  • NGB Coaching Qualifications including: Basketball Ireland Introductory Coaching Award, GAA Foundation Coaching Award, FAI PDP 1.

Aim:

This is a one year course designed to prepare students for a career in the sports and leisure industry, or provide a pathway to further study. The course aims to encourage students to engage in a range of sports both practically and theoretically.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates can gain employment as Sports Coaches or Lifeguards.  Alternatively students may choose this course as a progression path to a Level 6 award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise in this College or seek to gain entry onto a range of sports related Degree programmes.  After completion of an appropriate degree programme, graduates may pursue a career in P.E. teaching.

 


UCC

WIT

IT Sligo

IT Carlow

IT Tralee

DKIT

TU Dublin

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Liverpool Hope University

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise

DIFE Course Title:  Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

AIT, WIT Sport and Recreation
IT Sligo Recreation and Leisure
DKIT Sports Exercise and Enterprise. Health and Physical Activity.
IT Carlow Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Physiology and Health Science.
UCC Sports Studies and Physical Education – 2nd Level PE Teaching
IT Tralee

Health and Leisure

(Route to PE Teaching through PME in Physical Education in UL)

LYIT Sport Exercice & Physical Education
St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London PE Teaching
Liverpool Hope University, London PE Teaching
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise

DIFE Course Title:  Sports, Recreation & Exercise

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials € 141 – Coaching Courses
DIFE Total € 591
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Gym & Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

Course Code: 5M5146

 

Course Content: 

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Sport Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • PHECC First Aid Response

Award: 

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Aim:

The principal aim of the ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise) is to provide the learner with the knowledge and practical skills as an introduction into the Fitness sector. The ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training enables the learner to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide personal training, advice and assistance for active leisure and recreation.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may progress into employment as Personal Trainers and Gym Instructors in a variety of settings within the Health and Fitness Industry.

Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of sport related degree programmes in:

 


UCC

WIT

IT Sligo

IT Carlow

IT Tralee

DKIT

TU Dublin

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Soccer Coaching

DIFE Course Title:  Soccer Coaching

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DIFE Sport, Recreation and Exercise QQI Level 6
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus) Sports Coaching and Business
DKIT Sport Exercise and Enterprise
IT Tralee

Health and Leisure

(Route to PE teaching through PME in Physical Education in UL)

Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Soccer Coaching

DIFE Course Title:  Soccer Coaching

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials € 252 – ITEC Exam Fee
DIFE Total € 702
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Sports Injury & Massage Therapy / Pre-University Physiotherapy

Course Code: 5M5146

 

Course Content: 

  • Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Sports Massage (ITEC Level 3/4 Certificate)
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Sports & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard (Water Safety Ireland)
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Body Massage & Figure Analysis
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)

Award: 

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Level 3 & 4). Water Safety Ireland Lifeguard Certificate First Aid Responder (PHECC) 

Aim:

This one year course provides students with the opportunity to pursue further studies in Sports Injuries and Physical Therapy. The majority of students successfully completing this course progress onto Third Level Degree Programmes.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates from this course may apply for employment as lifeguards and/or sports massage therapists. Alternatively students may choose this course as a progression path to a Level 6 award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise in DIFE or seek to gain entry onto a range of sports/health related Degree programmes in:

 


IT Carlow

DKIT

TU Dublin

WIT

 

Graduates may also apply for Physiotherapy in the following Universities:

  • Hanze University, Netherlands
  • Wolverhampton University, UK
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Sunderland, UK
  • Winchester University, UK

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise

DIFE Course Title:  Sports Injury Treatment

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DIFE Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI Level 6
AIT Sport and Recreation
WIT Sport and Recreation
IT Sligo Sport and Leisure
DKIT Sports Exercise and Enterprise, Health and Physical Activity.
IT Carlow Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Physiology and Health Science
IT Tralee

Health and Leisure

(Route to PE Teaching through the PME in Physical Education in UL)

Winchester University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Salford University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Teeside University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Wolverhampton University, UK Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise

DIFE Course Title:  Sports Injury Treatment

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials € 255 – ITEC Exam Fee and Additional Training
DIFE Total € 705
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

Sports, Recreation & Exercise (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M5147

 

Course Content: 

  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Lifeguarding
  • Fitness Instructor (NCEF) – extra charge
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Thearpy

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. Other accredited qualifications are also offered in various sports. A fitness qualification can also be obtained during this year by completing the National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) – Accredited by the University of Limerick. Water Safety Ireland Lifeguard Certificate.

Aim:

This is an additional one year course designed to prepare students for a career in sports coaching, the sports and leisure industry. This course also provides a pathway to further study in various related sports degrees.

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants for this course must have successfully achieved a Level 5 QQI award in Sport, Recreation & Exercise or equivalent. 

 

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may apply for entry to a wide range of sports related 3rd Level Degree courses in:


UCC

WIT

IT Sligo

IT Carlow

DKIT

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Liverpool Hope University

 

Students who have undertaken the NCEF instructor’s qualification may work directly in the fitness industry as instructors. Students can apply for direct entry onto Year 2 Sport, Exercise and Enterprises in DKIT.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Sports, Recreation & Exercise (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

AIT, WIT Sport and Recreation
IT Sligo Recreation and Leisure
DKIT Sports Exercise and Enterprise, Health and Physical Activity
IT Carlow Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Physiology and Health Science
UCC Sports Studies and Physical Education, 2nd Level PE Teaching
IT Tralee Health and Leisure (Route to PE Teaching through PME in Physical Education through UL)
NCEF Trade Qualification for employment as a fitness instructor.
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5146 – Sports, Recreation & Exercise (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Sports, Recreation & Exercise (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials € 110 – Coaching Courses
DIFE Total € 590
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I cannot believe how after two years in DIFE I am getting so much work’ – Karolis Jurkunis (student 2014/16)

Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M5147

 

Course Content: 

  • TBC

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise. 

Aim:

This full time Level 6 course will appeal to those interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy. The course will provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge to study Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation Therapy at a higher level or to work in the fitness industry.

Entry Requirements:

This full time Level 6 course will appeal to those interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy. The course will provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge to study Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation Therapy at a higher level or to work in the fitness industry.

Progression & Career Options: 

On successful completion of this course graduates are eligible to apply for Physiotherapy to a number of Universities in the UK and the Netherlands.  Mature graduates can apply for Physiotherapy in UCD, TCD, RCSI.  Graduates may also apply for entry to a wide range of other sports related Third Level Degree courses in:

 


UCC

IT Carlow

IT Sligo

DKIT

ITB

WIT

 

Graduates may also apply for Physiotherapy in the following Universities:

  • Hanze University, Netherlands
  • Wolverhampton University UK
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Sunderland, UK
  • Winchester University, UK

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5147 – Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title: Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCC Sports Science and PE
IT Carlow Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy, Sports Science (Strenght and Conditioning, Physiology and Health)
DKIT Health and Physical Activity
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Physiotherapy
Wolverhampton University, UK Physiotherapy
Hanze University of Applied Science, Netherlands Physiotherapy
Fontys University of Applied Science, Netherlands Physiotherapy
Winchester University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Salford University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Teeeside University Physiotherapy (specific conditions will have to be met)
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M5147 – Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title: Pre-University Physiotherapy (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials € 255 – ITEC Exam Fee & Additional Training
DIFE Total € 705
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I cannot believe how after two years in DIFE I am getting so much work’ – Karolis Jurkunis (student 2014/16)